Journal of Rural Studies

(The TQCC of Journal of Rural Studies is 14. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Analyzing government role in rural tourism development: An empirical investigation from China146
Digital transformation of agriculture and rural areas: A socio-cyber-physical system framework to support responsibilisation140
Drivers of farmers’ intention to adopt technological innovations in Italy: The role of information sources, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use114
The adoption and impact of E-commerce in rural China: Application of an endogenous switching regression model112
Smart rural futures: Will rural areas be left behind in the 4th industrial revolution?109
An analysis of farmers’ intention to use green pesticides: The application of the extended theory of planned behavior and health belief model107
Targeted poverty alleviation and its practices in rural China: A case study of Fuping county, Hebei Province99
Influence of a new agricultural technology extension mode on farmers' technology adoption behavior in China94
Rural innovation system: Revitalize the countryside for a sustainable development88
Effects of rural–urban migration on agricultural transformation: A case of Yucheng City, China84
Creating land markets for rural revitalization: Land transfer, property rights and gentrification in China79
Analysis of rural economic restructuring driven by e-commerce based on the space of flows: The case of Xiaying village in central China72
Farmers' perceptions of climate change and adaptation strategies in South Africa's Western Cape69
The geography of poverty: Review and research prospects68
Definitions, measures, and uses of rurality: A systematic review of the empirical and quantitative literature63
The spatial aggregation of rural e-commerce in China: An empirical investigation into Taobao Villages63
Hollowed out Heartland, USA: How capital sacrificed communities and paved the way for authoritarian populism59
Rural revitalization of Xiamei: The development experiences of integrating tea tourism with ancient village preservation57
Farm size and agricultural technology progress: Evidence from China57
How does the rural settlement transition contribute to shaping sustainable rural development? Evidence from Shandong, China56
Community-driven social innovation and quadruple helix coordination in rural development. Case study on LEADER group Aktion Österbotten55
An integrated conceptual framework for the study of agricultural cooperatives: from repolitisation to cooperative sustainability54
Australian farmers left behind in the digital economy – Insights from the Australian Digital Inclusion Index54
The impact of land consolidation on rural vitalization at village level: A case study of a Chinese village53
Effects of on-farm diversification strategies on smallholder coffee farmer food security and income sufficiency in Chiapas, Mexico52
Study on spatial tropism distribution of rural settlements in the Loess Hilly and Gully Region based on natural factors and traffic accessibility52
How do we enact co-innovation with stakeholders in agricultural research projects? Managing the complex interplay between contextual and facilitation processes50
Local place identity: A comparison between residents of rural and urban communities49
E-commerce and the transformation of the rural: The Taobao village phenomenon in Zhejiang Province, China48
Neglected idle rural residential land (IRRL) in metropolitan suburbs: Spatial differentiation and influencing factors47
Revealing power dynamics and staging conflicts in agricultural system transitions: Case studies of innovation platforms in New Zealand47
Identification of the human-land relationship involved in the urbanization of rural settlements in Wuhan city circle, China46
Research methods in rural studies: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods45
Livelihood resilience and the generative mechanism of rural households out of poverty: An empirical analysis from Lankao County, Henan Province, China45
Multi-objective spatial reconstruction of rural settlements considering intervillage social connections45
Agroforestry transitions: The good, the bad and the ugly44
Robot-ready: How apple producers are assembling in anticipation of new AI robotics44
Governing agricultural innovation: A comprehensive framework to underpin sustainable transitions44
Entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa's artisanal and small-scale mining sector: Developments and trajectories43
Evolution and transformation mechanism of the spatial structure of rural settlements from the perspective of long-term economic and social change: A case study of the Sunan region, China43
Farmland landscape fragmentation evolution and its driving mechanism from rural to urban: A case study of Changzhou City42
Imprecision farming? Examining the (in)accuracy and risks of digital agriculture42
Gambling in the garden: Pesticide use and risk exposure in Ugandan smallholder farming41
Changing priorities, shifting narratives: Remapping rural livelihoods in Africa's artisanal and small-scale mining sector41
Thinking food like an East European: A critical reflection on the framing of food systems41
The impacts of land fragmentation on irrigation collective action: Empirical test of the social-ecological system framework in China41
Agricultural cooperatives contributing to the alleviation of rural poverty. The case of Konjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)41
Association between mental health and community support in lockdown communities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from rural China40
Disruptive innovation in agriculture: Socio-cultural factors in technology adoption in the developing world40
Role of social networks in building household livelihood resilience under payments for ecosystem services programs in a poor rural community in China39
Digital revolution and rural family income: Evidence from China39
Key actors in community-driven social innovation in rural areas in the Nordic countries38
Co-evolution of technology and rural society: The blossoming of taobao villages in the information era, China38
Will social capital affect farmers’ choices of climate change adaptation strategies? Evidences from rural households in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China37
Transitions in rural settlements and implications for rural revitalization in Guangdong Province37
Empowerment in agricultural value chains: Mixed methods evidence from the Philippines36
Evolution of cultivated land fragmentation and its driving mechanism in rural development: A case study of Jiangsu Province36
The assessment of rural development: Identification of an applicable set of indicators through a Delphi approach36
Co-designing a smartphone app for and with farmers: Empathising with end-users’ values and needs35
Definitions of “rural” and “urban” and understandings of economic transformation: Evidence from Tanzania35
How digitalisation interacts with ecologisation? Perspectives from actors of the French Agricultural Innovation System35
The promised land? Exploring the future visions and narrative silences of cellular agriculture in news and industry media35
Implications of the digital divide on rural SME resilience34
A framework for recognizing diversity beyond capitalism in agri-food systems34
The impact of the land certificated program on the farmland rental market in rural China34
Growing algorithmic governmentality: Interrogating the social construction of trust in precision agriculture34
Automatic milking systems and farmer wellbeing–exploring the effects of automation and digitalization in dairy farming34
Comprehensive land consolidation as a development policy for rural vitalisation: Rural In Situ Urbanisation through semi socio-economic restructuring in Huai Town33
Dying villages to prosperous villages: A perspective from revitalization of idle rural residential land (IRRL)33
Black Ecologies, subaquatic life, and the Jim Crow enclosure of the tidewater33
Does the Common Agricultural Policy enhance farming systems’ resilience? Applying the Resilience Assessment Tool (ResAT) to a farming system case study in the Netherlands33
Social movements and institutional change in organic food markets: Evidence from participatory guarantee systems in Brazil and France33
Rural attraction: The spatial pattern and driving factors of China's rural in-migration33
Peasant households’ land use decision-making analysis using social network analysis: A case of Tantou Village, China32
The rural exodus of young people from empty Spain. Socio-educational aspects32
Gender and the environmental concerns of young farmers: Do young women farmers make a difference on family farms?32
What to do with the farmland? Coping with ageing in rural Thailand32
Building agroecology with people. Challenges of participatory methods to deepen on the agroecological transition in different contexts32
Key steps and dynamics of family farm succession in marginal extensive livestock farming32
Sensemaking and the influencing factors on farmer decision-making32
County-rural revitalization spatial differences and model optimization in Miyun District of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region31
Mapping the research domains on work in agriculture. A bibliometric review from Scopus database31
Village fund, village-owned-enterprises, and employment: Evidence from Indonesia31
Hard work and hazard: Young people and agricultural commercialisation in Africa31
Income effect of rural E-commerce: Empirical evidence from Taobao villages in China30
Does land tenure fragmentation aggravate farmland abandonment? Evidence from big survey data in rural China30
Understanding farm generational renewal and its influencing factors in Europe30
Rural communities as a context for entrepreneurship: Exploring perceptions of youth and business owners30
‘You can't eat data’?: Moving beyond the misconfigured innovations of smart farming30
The value of cultural ecosystem services in a rural landscape context29
Non-point source pollution in response to rural transformation development: A comprehensive analysis of China's traditional farming area29
Assemblage and the ‘good farmer’: New entrants to crofting in scotland29
Peripheries within economic geography: Four “problems” and the road ahead of us28
Study on the transformed farmland landscape in rural areas of southwest China: A case study of Chongqing28
Coastal transitions: Small-scale fisheries, livelihoods, and maritime zone developments in Southeast Asia28
Understanding rural system with a social-ecological framework: Evaluating sustainability of rural evolution in Jiangsu province, South China28
Mobile phones and women's empowerment in Maasai communities: How men shape women's social relations and access to phones28
The impact of oil palm on rural livelihoods and tropical forest landscapes in Latin America28
Mentoring entrepreneurship in a rural territory – A qualitative exploration of an entrepreneurship program for rural areas28
Demystifying the geography of income inequality in rural China: A transitional framework28
Social inclusion in an alternative food network: Values, practices and tensions27
The status of perceived community resilience in transitional rural society: An empirical study from central China27
Rural revival? The rise in internal migration to rural areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Who moved and Where?27
The language of rural: Reflections towards an inclusive rural social science27
Improving the framework for analyzing community resilience to understand rural revitalization pathways in China26
Rural vitalization promoted by industrial transformation under globalization: The case of Tengtou village in China26
What determines women's agricultural participation? A comparative study of landholding households in rural India26
The transformative innovation potential of cellular agriculture: Political and policy stakeholders’ perceptions of cultured meat in Germany26
Beyond government-led or community-based: Exploring the governance structure and operating models for reconstructing China's hollowed villages26
From conversion to conservation to carbon: The changing policy discourse on mangrove governance and use in the Philippines26
New perspectives on the agriculture–migration nexus26
Entrepreneurs of the air: Sprayer drones as mediators of volumetric agriculture26
Is small beautiful? Techinical efficiency and environmental sustainability of small-scale family farms under the conditions of agricultural policy support26
“Of course we care!“: A qualitative exploration of Australian livestock producers’ understandings of farm animal welfare issues25
The evaluation of a participatory extension programme focused on climate friendly farming25
Smart farming in mountain areas: Investigating livestock farmers’ technophobia and technophilia and their perception of innovation25
Evolution of rural settlement in an inland nonmetropolitan region of China at a time of rapid urbanisation: The case of Gongyi25
The lost rural idyll? Tourists' attitudes towards sustainability and their influence on the production of rural space at a rural tourism hotspot in Northern Ireland25
Selection of targeted poverty alleviation policies from the perspective of land resources-environmental carrying capacity25
‘Leaving no one unscathed’ in sustainability transitions: The life purging agro-extractivism of corporate renewables24
What farmers want from mental health and wellbeing-focused websites and online interventions24
The Success Factors of wine tourism entrepreneurship for rural area: A thematic biographical narrative analysis in Turkey24
Gendered division of labour and “sympathy” in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality, Ghana24
Graduate unemployment, artisanal and small-scale mining, and rural transformation in Ghana: What does the ‘educated’ youth involvement offer?24
Geographies of wellbeing and place attachment: Revisiting urban–rural migrants24
Agroecological break out: Legumes, crop diversification and the regenerative futures of UK agriculture24
Peri-urban agriculture as quiet sustainability: Challenging the urban development discourse in Sogamoso, Colombia24
Social innovation in alternative food networks. The role of co-producers in Campi Aperti24
Digital from farm to fork: Infrastructures of quality and control in food supply chains23
Social acceptance of dual land use approaches: Stakeholders' perceptions of the drivers and barriers confronting agrivoltaics diffusion23
Cultivated land quality improvement to promote revitalization of sandy rural areas along the Great Wall in northern Shaanxi Province, China23
What's the beef?: Debating meat, matters of concern and the emergence of online issue publics23
Rural transition in the loess hilly and gully region: From the perspective of “flowing” cropland23
Rural revitalization through territorial distinctiveness: The use of geographical indications in Turkey23
Lives in limbo: Migrant integration and rural governance in Sweden23
Institutional interaction and decision making in China's rural development23
Heritage in the making: Rural heritage and its mnemeiosis at Naxos island, Greece23
Evaluating the sustainability of rural complex ecosystems during the development of traditional farming villages into tourism destinations: A diachronic emergy approach23
Has farmer welfare improved after rural residential land circulation?22
Spatial Justice and local capability in rural areas22
Beyond consuming ethically? Food citizens, governance, and sustainability22
The role of metrics in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus within the European Commission22
Primary school closures and population development – is school vitality an investment in the attractiveness of the (rural) communities or not?22
#farming365 – Exploring farmers’ social media use and the (re)presentation of farming lives22
Exchanges among farmers’ collectives in support of sustainable agriculture: From review to reconceptualization22
Do settlements isolation and land use changes affect poverty? Evidence from a mountainous province of China22
National specialization policy versus farmers’ priorities: Balancing subsistence farming and cash cropping in Nepal22
HOW does veganism contribute to shape sustainable food systems? Practices, meanings and identities of vegan restaurants in Porto Alegre, Brazil22
Colombia’s oil palm development in times of war and ‘peace’: Myths, enablers and the disparate realities of land control22
Producing an ideal village: Imagined rurality, tourism and rural gentrification in China21
The case for integrating household social needs and social policy into the international family farm research agenda21
Importance of building bridging and linking social capital in adapting to changes in UK agricultural policy21
Rurality and social innovation processes and outcomes: A realist evaluation of rural social enterprise activities21
Spatially explicit restructuring of rural settlements: A dual-scale coupling approach21
Place attachment and digitalisation in rural regions21
Entwined ruralities: Seasonality, simultaneity and precarity among transnational migrant workers in the wild berry industry21
Innovation resistance and mobile banking in rural Colombia21
Neo-endogenous revitalisation: Enhancing community resilience through art tourism and rural entrepreneurship21
Women's changing productive practices, gender relations and identities in fishing through a critical feminisation perspective21
‘Ghetto tomatoes’ and ‘taxi drivers’: The exploitation and control of Sub-Saharan African migrant tomato pickers in Puglia, Southern Italy21
What do we talk about when we talk about milpa? A conceptual approach to the significance, topics of research and impact of the mayan milpa system21
Innovation systems and affordances in climate smart agriculture21
Is the European countryside depopulating? Case study Moravia21
The end of the urban-rural dichotomy? Towards a new regional typology for SME performance20
Praised, prized, yet penalised: A critical examination of low-wage hiring queues in the global strawberry industry20
Financial-related psychological factors affect life satisfaction of farmers20
Local adaptation strategies to increase or maintain soil organic carbon content under arable farming in Europe: Inspirational ideas for setting operational groups within the European innovation partne20
Heritage policy meets community praxis: Widening conservation approaches in the traditional villages of central Greece20
Competitiveness of diversification strategies in agricultural dairy farms: Empirical findings for rural regions in Switzerland20
Environmental change and the livelihood resilience of coffee farmers in Jamaica: A case study of the Cedar Valley farming region20
At the intersection of urbanisation and counterurbanisation in rural space: Microurbanisation in Northern Iceland19
“Depopulation, community-based tourism, and community resilience in southwest Spain”19
Variations in the determinants of regional development disparities in rural China19
Rurality as context for innovative responses to social challenges – The role of rural social enterprises19
Village development framework through self-help-group entrepreneurship, microcredit, and anchor customers in solar microgrids for cooperative sustainable rural societies19
Social innovation in rural governance: A comparative case study across the marginalised rural EU19
The adoption of conservation agriculture by smallholder farmers in southern Africa: A scoping review of barriers and enablers19
Can employment empower women? Female workers in the pineapple sector in Ghana19
Resisting the vineyard invasion: Anti-pesticide movements as a vehicle for territorial food democracy and just sustainability transitions19
The will for terroir: A communicative approach19
Rural gentrification, touristification, and displacement: Analysing evidence from Mexico19
Reconceptualising the rural through planetary thinking: A field experiment of sustainable approaches to rural revitalisation in China19
The ‘desk-chair countryside’: Affect, authenticity and the rural idyll in a farming computer game18
Still bleeding: The variegated geographies of austerity and food banking in rural England and Wales18
Multi-dimensional superposition: Rural collaborative governance in Liushe Village, Suzhou City18
The impact of entrepreneurs' environmental analysis strategy on organizational performance18
Rural nonfarm sector and rural residents’ income research in China. An empirical study on the township and village enterprises after ownership reform (2000-2013)18
Agroecology prosumption: The role of CSA networks18
Reshaping a farming culture through participatory extension: An institutional logics perspective18
Evaluation of sustainable agriculture and rural development in agro-pastoral ecotone under climate change: A comparative study of three villages in the Shenfu coalfield, China18
Developing a framework for radical and incremental social innovation in rural areas18
What is holding farmers back? Endowments and mobility choice of rural citizens in China18
Discrete event simulation in livestock management18
Diverse adaptation strategies helped local food producers cope with initial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic: Lessons from Québec, Canada18
How Internet usage contributes to livelihood resilience of migrant peasant workers? Evidence from China18
Evaluating rural viability and well-being: Evidence from marginal areas in Tuscany18
Beyond rural idyll? Social imaginaries, motivations and relations in Polish alternative food networks17
Community supported agriculture: Setting the research agenda through a bibliometric analysis17
Who will benefit from big data? Farmers’ perspective on willingness to share farm data17
Gender, decision-making and farm practice change: An action learning intervention in Myanmar17
Impact of poverty alleviation through relocation: From the perspectives of income and multidimensional poverty17
The introduction of digital technologies into agriculture: Space, materiality and the public–private interacting forms of authority and expertise17
Patterns of rural collective action in contemporary China: An archetype analysis of rural construction land consolidation17
A quantitative analysis on Romanian rural areas, agritourism and the impacts of European Union’s financial subsidies17
Cultural heritage as rural economic development: Batik production amongst China's Miao population17
Towards reconstructing rural landscapes: A case study of Italian Mongardino17
Securitising uncertainty: Ontological security and cultural scripts in smart farming technology implementation17
Exploring the link between farmers’ entrepreneurial identities and work wellbeing17
Amenities and new firm formation in rural areas17
Second homes, amenity-led change and consumption-driven rural restructuring: The case of Xingfu village, China17
Digitization as politics: Smart farming through the lens of weak and strong data17
Rural community unbound: Trans-locality, rural-to-rural connections and the formation of inter-regional surname associations in China17
Bridging social capital as a resource for rural revitalisation in China? A survey of community connection of university students with home villages17
Why comply? Farmer motivations and barriers in cannabis agriculture16
Can a ‘good farmer’ be nature-inclusive? Shifting cultural norms in farming in The Netherlands16
Post-Soviet smallholders between entrepreneurial farming and diversification. Livelihood pathways in rural Moldova16
Learning to eat from others: Does nutritional information acquired from peers affect nutrition intake?16
Developing rural insights for building age-friendly communities16
Diverse values of urban-to-rural migration: A case study of Hokuto City, Japan16
Nuanced assessment of livelihood resilience through the intersectional lens of gender and ethnicity: Evidence from small-scale farming communities in the upland regions of Vietnam16
Social, cultural and spatial imaginaries in rural tourism transitions16
Antecedents and consequences of sustainable development in agriculture and the moderator role of the barriers: Proposal and test of a structural model16
Mission impossible? Pursuing the co-existence of viable predator populations and sustainable reindeer husbandry in Finland16
The domestication triangle: How humans, animals and technology shape each other – The case of automated milking systems16
Rural development pressure and “three-stay” response: A case of Jinchang City in the Hexi Corridor, China16
The complicated gendering of farming and household food responsibilities in northern Ghana16
Can extreme events be an opportunity? Depopulation and resilience of rural communities in Central Italy after the 1997 earthquake16
Enterprise hubs as a mechanism for local economic development in rural areas16
Embedding food in place and rural development: Insights from the Bluefin Tuna Cultural Festival in Donggang, Taiwan16
Supermarket and discounter accessibility in rural Germany– identifying food deserts using a GIS accessibility model16
Factors affecting the regional distribution of organic farming15
Exploring the synergy between Community Supported Agriculture and agroforestry: Institutional innovation from smallholders in a brazilian rural settlement15
The role of origin products and networking on agritourism performance: The case of Tuscany15
Antibiotic stewardship and its implications for agricultural animal-human relationships: Insights from an intensive dairy farm in England15
‘It's cheaper than a dead cow’: Understanding veterinary medicine use on dairy farms15
Theoretical and practical research into excavation slope protection for agricultural geographical engineering in the Loess Plateau: A case study of China's Yangjuangou catchment15
Understanding diversity in farmers’ routinized crop protection practices15
Desolation in the countryside: How agricultural crime impacts the mental health of British farmers15
How sources of agriculture information shape the adoption of reduced tillage practices?15
Who are to support the aged in rural China? The study of people's willingness to purchase socialized care service and its influencing factors15
Analysis of dispersed farmers’ willingness to grow grain and main influential factors based on the structural equation model15
Finnish dairy farmers’ perceptions of justice in the transition to carbon-neutral farming15
Immigration and integration in rural areas and the agricultural sector: An EU perspective15
The importance of artisanal and small-scale mining for rural economies: Livelihood diversification, dependence, and heterogeneity in rural Guinea15
Does labour migration necessarily promote farmers' land transfer-in?—Empirical evidence from China's rural panel data15
Public transport-disadvantaged rural areas in relation to daily accessibility of regional centre: Case study from Slovakia15
Gender difference in time-use of off-farm employment in rural Sichuan, China15
Refugee entrepreneurship in the agri-food industry: The Swedish experience15
Recognising the value of volunteers in performing and supporting leadership in rural communities15
Analysing the efficiency of diversified farms: Evidences from Italian FADN data15